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FlightSafety International Now Offers Cabin Satellite Communications Training at Its Learning Center in Teterboro, New Jersey

NEW YORK (October 20, 2014) – FlightSafety International announces that Satellite Cabin Communications training is now available at its Learning Center in Teterboro, New Jersey. The course was developed in conjunction with Satcom Direct. It provides both operational and technical-based training for pilots, cabin attendants and maintenance crewmembers operating onboard satellite communications technology.

“Offering Cabin Satellite Communications training in Teterboro is another example of FlightSafety’s commitment to work directly with industry experts to ensure the best possible training for our Customers who use these systems,” said Steve Gross, Vice President, Sales.

The training covers all aspects of satcom technology and demonstrates the communication equipment available on multiple aircraft types. This includes how the satellite functions and instruction on the use of cabin internet, voice systems and troubleshooting for the flight crew. An optional in-depth module will be available for maintenance technicians in the future.

“At the new satcom lab at the Teterboro Center, students will have a hands-on experience just like they would in the aircraft,” said Scott Hamilton, Satcom Direct chief strategy officer. “They’ll learn how to optimize computers and mobile devices for satellite internet and voice communications.”

The one-day course includes an introduction to satcom technology, overview of satellites and connectivity, use of cabin systems, troubleshooting both in the air and on the ground, scenario-based lab and a review of apps and mobile devices, among other topics.

Satcom Direct is the leading provider of satellite voice and broadband data solutions for flight deck and cabin communications serving business, military, government and heads of state aircraft. The company is a premier Inmarsat Distribution Partner, Iridium Service Partner, and ViaSat Yonder’s preferred reseller, supporting more than 90 percent of all corporate flight departments worldwide. Satcom Direct continues to advance its services through mobile applications and value adds – from flight deck datalink to cabin communications – making Satcom Direct the leader in aeronautical satcom service.

FlightSafety International is the world’s premier professional aviation training company and supplier of flight simulators, visual systems and displays to commercial, government and military organizations. The company provides more than a million hours of training each year to pilots, technicians and other aviation professionals from 167 countries and independent territories. FlightSafety operates the world’s largest fleet of advanced full flight simulators at Learning Centers and training locations in the United States, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, South Africa, and the United Kingdom.